PACKERS BEAT CHARGERS TO HEAD INTO THE BYE AT 6-0
– The Packers topped the San Diego Chargers, 27-20, on Sunday afternoon at Lambeau Field to improve to 6-0 on the season. It marks Green Bay’s second 6-0 start (also 2011) in the last 50 seasons (1966-2015).
– Including playoffs, the Packers have now won 13 consecutive games at Lambeau Field, which matches the longest home winning streak under Head Coach Mike McCarthy (13 from 2010-11).
– The Packers have won eight straight games overall in the regular season and 13 of their last 14.
– Green Bay is off to a 4-0 start at Lambeau Field for the second consecutive season.
– McCarthy won his 100th career regular-season game, reaching that mark in just 150 contests (100-49-1), the fastest among current NFL head coaches (Andy Reid, 164 games).
– The Packers led 14-3 at the end of the first quarter today. Dating back to 2014, Green Bay has outscored its opponents, 148-27, in the first quarter at Lambeau Field, and has held double-digit leads in nine of 12 games. Green Bay has held its opponents scoreless in eight of 12 contests.
– Green Bay has scored in the first quarter in 22 straight regular-season games, extending its NFL-record streak.
– The Packers improved to 10-1 all-time against the Chargers and have won seven straight against San Diego.
– The Packers will have their bye in Week 7 before returning to action in Week 8 with a prime-time matchup at Denver on Sunday, Nov. 1. Under McCarthy, Green Bay is 8-1 (.889) in the game following the bye.
OTHER POSTGAME NOTES:
– Today’s paid attendance was 78,434, a regular-season home record for the Packers (previous high: 78,433 vs. Seattle, Sept. 20, 2015). It was the 313th consecutive regular-season sellout at Lambeau Field.
– QB Aaron Rodgers went over the 30,000-yard passing mark for his career on Sunday afternoon. He reached that mark on his 3,652nd attempt, the fewest attempts needed in NFL history as he bested the previous record held by QB Johnny Unitas (3,695 attempts).
– Rodgers’ 241 TD passes at the time of hitting the 30,000-yard mark is also an NFL record.
– RB James Starks’ 65-yard TD run in the first quarter was the longest run of his career and the longest TD run by a Packer since RB DeShawn Wynn’s 73-yard TD vs. Detroit on Dec. 28, 2008.
– Starks also caught a 5-yard TD pass in the first quarter, giving him the first two-TD game of his career.
– Starks became the first Packer to post a 50-yard TD run and a TD reception in the first quarter of a game since RB Dorsey Levens did so at Indianapolis on Nov. 16, 1997.
– Starks became the first Green Bay player to rush for 100-plus yards on 10 or fewer carries since RB Brandon Jackson at Washington on Oct. 10, 2010 (115 yards on 10 carries). Starks’ average of 11.2 yards per carry is the highest in a game by an NFL back this season (min. 10 attempts).
– WR James Jones caught an 8-yard TD pass in the third quarter, giving him a TD catch in all four home games this season.
– TE Justin Perillo recorded the first reception of his career with a 21-yard grab in the second quarter.
– S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix registered the first forced fumble of his career on a second-quarter run by RB Melvin Gordon, and LB Clay Matthews’ recovery of the fumble was his first since Nov. 15, 2009, vs. Dallas.
– LB Julius Peppers registered a sack, giving him at least one sack in five of six games this season. Dating back to last season (including playoffs), Peppers has 10 sacks in the last 10 games.
– K Mason Crosby’s 23-yard FG in the second quarter was the 278th attempt of his career, the most in franchise history (Ryan Longwell, 277).
– The Packers posted three sacks on the afternoon to bring their season total to 23, the most by the team through six games since Green Bay recorded the same number in 2001. The Packers have posted three-plus sacks in each of the last four games.
– Green Bay registered a sack in its 42nd regular-season consecutive game, extending a franchise record as well as the longest current streak in the league.
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